Mild spoilers for War for the Planet of the Apes
I loved Spiderman: Homecoming. It was a delightful movie full of thoughtful details, funny scenes and likable characters and had a fresh, effortless vibe. Homecoming clocked in at two hours and 13 minutes but it never dragged and kept me entertained the entire time. In contrast War for the Planet of the Apes was two hours and 22 minutes but felt at least an hour longer than Homecoming. It was like two movies in one that did not flow together. The first half was a schmaltzy mess with too many drawn out death scenes and moments which seemed emotionally manipulative. The score was overdramatic, I’ve seen less cheesy Hallmark movies, and I was sighing and rolling my eyes at several key scenes. The second half, when the apes were forced into slavery by Woody Harrelson’s band of Nazi-esque soldiers, moved quickly and provided the payoff for sitting through all the glurge that led up to it. Plus, War took itself way too seriously. There was one character who provided comic relief but it was a ham-handed attempt to lighten up the movie. (It needed it.)

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